All About Lucario Pokémon

Last Modified Jun 09, 2021 07:46 GMT

Lucario is a dual-type Fighting/Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation IV that was created by Ken Sugimori. Lucario first appeared as a central character in the film Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, then had a cameo in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team, and later appeared in the video games Diamond and Pearl and subsequent sequels.

Lucario Pokemon

About Lucario

First appearance in animePokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
First appearance in a forepawsgameDiamond and Pearl
Region Sinnoh
Evolution 🡪 Mega Lucario using the Lucarionite
Pokedex Entry448

Lucario's Base stats


Appearance of Lucario

Lucario is a bipedal wolf-like Pokémon with mostly black and blue fur. Its forepaws are black and it has short, round pointed spikes on each of the forepaws a third spike protruding in the middle of its chest. Lucario’s eyes are red, with a long snout, and ears. Lucario has cream-colored fur covering its torso and blue fur on its thighs and tail. When Lucario reads or manipulates aura, it develops four black appendages that dangle down from its head.

Appearance of Lucario

Behavior of Lucario

Lucario, often known as the Aura Pokémon, is sensitive to a unique form of energy known as Aura. It uses the black appendages on the back of its skull to sense the Auras of creatures and objects in its environment. It can track the source of this Aura through telepathic means. Furthermore, Lucario can also use an Aura's waves to generate little balls of energy called Aura Spheres, which have the ability to explode inflicting damage on Pokemon around it. Lucario is also capable of understanding and speaking human speech through telepathy.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Lucario is a fighting and steel-type Pokémon. Due to possessing dual-types, it is stronger against a greater number of Pokemon as well, while simultaneously being weaker against many as well. It is the strongest against Poison-type such that it takes no damage from them. Next in line are Rock and Bug types as it takes only a quarter of the normal damage from them. In contrast, it takes half the damage Dark, Normal, Steel, Grass, Ice, Dragon. On the other hand, it’s week against Fighting, Ground, and Fire-types such that it takes double the normal damage from each of these types.

Pokemon Lucario and the Mystery of Mew

Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew is a 2005 Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Kunihiko Yuyama. It is the eighth installment in the Pokémon film series. In Pokemon Lucario and the mystery of mew Pikachu, along with Satoshi, disappears shortly after being acclaimed as the Wave Leader Hero. When Lucario is freed from prison, he must find Pikachu and uncover the Wave Leader's mystery. Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew were also one of the four nominees for the American Anime Awards' "Best Anime Feature" award. Lastly, it is worth mentioning that Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew were released in Japan on July 16, 2005, with its English dub done by 4Kids Entertainment. The dub version released on DVD in Australia on August 16, 2006, and in the US on September 19, 2006.

Mega Lucario

Its cream hair becomes longer as it evolves into Mega Lucario, and its thighs thin down. On the backs of its paws, which have become scarlet, it sprouts additional spikes. Spikes grow on each of its feet, which to turn scarlet. Its formerly red eyes turn orange.

Its aura-sensing appendages lengthen, and two of them become crimson-tipped. Each of its shoulders also has a spike. Its aura grows stronger throughout its body, leaving black lines on its blue fur. Mega Lucario's fighting style is ruthless as a result of being drenched in Mega Evolution's explosive energy, which awakens its aggressive impulses and caused Mega Lucario to show no mercy to any of his opponents.

Mega Lucario

Shiny Lucario

Despite the fact that shiny Pokemon provide no competitive advantage, they are highly sought after by many trainers owing to their rarity. There's no secret to finding one since it's all down to chance. Players have been chasing the shiny form of Lucario due to its popularity in combat, The easiest way to get Lucario has been through eggs, which containing Riolu.

Riolu hatching has a slight possibility of producing a shiny form, which can be then evolved into a Shiny Lucario. This is the only plausible method of obtaining it. Shiny Lucario’s appearance differs from its normal counterpart such that its head and thighs are covered in neon-colored fur as compared to blue on the original version. Since it’s so rare to obtain a Shiny Lucario, it tends to be quite a flex in gym battles.

Ash's Lucario

Ash's Lucario was his fifty-fifth Pokémon overall and the third he captured in Pokémon Journeys: The Series. While Ash was fighting Hayden in Caring for a Mystery!, the Lucario Egg detected Ash's powerful Aura and responded to it. Ash followed the call it sensed from the egg to the room where the Egg was kept while Pikachu was being treated at the Pokémon Center. Nurse Joy chose to transfer the Egg's care to Ash when the Egg reacted to his presence by rolling towards him.

Ash’s Lucario also became very friendly and supportive with everyone around it due to Ash’s influence. Ash’s Lucario admires its trainer’s bravery, generosity, and persistence, as seen by his growing fondness for him. It especially enjoys being with Ash and seldom leaves his side, despite the fact that it usually is found outside of its PokéBall. Ash’s Lucario rushed in to defend him when he was in danger from Chairman Rose's two Pokémon while still being a Riolu. This was the main reason behind its evolution into Lucario.

Ash's Lucario

Best Moveset

Lucario is pretty good in PvP, owing to the following reasons: it has amazing type coverage, stats, and an outstanding move pool. These three make for a superior Pokemon, both in-game and competitively. Aura splash allows Lucario to let loose a blast of aura power from deep within its body at the target. This move bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, making it one of its best moves. While Power-up Punch allows Lucario to repeatedly strike opponents and also raises its Attack stat by a stage. Not only is this a decent move for dealing damage, but the elevation in the attack stat also raises the efficacy of subsequent moves.

Best Moveset of Lucario

Similarly, Meteor Mash allows Lucario to hit the target with a hard punch fired like a meteor with a small chance of raising the user's Attack stat. Using Close Combat Lucario fights the target up close without guarding itself. Although, this lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def stats, it does incredible damage of Power 120 and has an accuracy of 100% so it never misses.

Aura SpherePower-up Punch
Meteor Mash Close Combat

How to catch Lucario in Pokémon Go?

Catching Lucario itself isn’t possible in Pokemon Go so its pre-evolution from Riolu can be found and then evolved into Lucario. At this current time, the best way to find a Riolu is to hatch one from a 10km egg since there are no current events in Pokemon GO that are increasing it or Riolu's wild spawn rates and neither of them is currently appearing as raid bosses. You can get 10km eggs from spinning PokeStops as long as they have an empty space in their egg storage. Nonetheless, hatching a Riolu from an egg is also highly rare, with just 0.7 percent of 10km eggs hatching. This will include a large number of eggs and incubators. However, if you manage to hatch Riolu from an Egg, they can evolve it into Lucario using Candy. It takes 50 Rare Candy to evolve Riolu into Lucario, so players will want to save up.


  1. Lucario's English name was revealed on February 9, 2006, with the announcement of the title of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.
  2. Mega Lucario has the highest Special Attack stat of all non-legendary Fighting-type Pokémon.
  3. Lucario is one of the only Pokémon to learn a bone-based attack. It creates a bone-shaped object from Aura to use the attacks.
  4. Prior to Generation V, no other Pokémon had the same Fighting/Steel type combination as Lucario.
  5. Lucario was the first Pokémon shown in the anime to achieve Mega Evolution.
  6. Lucario ranked 2nd, among all Pokémon, in the Pokémon of the Year 2020 poll by The Pokémon Company. It also ranked 1st among all Sinnoh Pokémon.


Q. Is Lucario a legendary Pokemon?

People assume Lucario to be legendary since it starred in a Pokémon movie, which is usually reserved solely for Legendary Pokémon.

Q. Is Lucario good?

Lucario is extremely good in PvP, especially since it has amazing type coverage, stats, and an outstanding arsenal of moves.

Q. Does Ash mega evolve Lucario?

Yes, Ash’s Lucario did mega evolve due to its friendship with Ash. Mega Evolution caused it to become even more powerful.

App download animated image Get the free App now